Erin Hills Awarded USGA Event (Already)

Erin Hills outside Milwaukee will get the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links.

David Fay, apparently with a straight face, called the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links "a very good test lab" for the U.S. Open. He said "that both championships normally are in June." And that's about all they have in common.

Erin Hills is owned by Bob Lang and designed by Dana Fry, Michael Hurdzan and Ron Whitten with shaping by Rod Whitman. Gary D'Amato's article notes that "the course will have multiple sets of tees but can be stretched to more than 8,000 yards."

Now that's a yardage worthy of a major. Not this 7,300 stuff.